Sunday, April 21, 2024

Wayne Maitland


June 8, 1925 - March 27, 2022

Wayne Maitland passed away March 27, 2022 at Apple Springs senior living in Omak, Washington.

Wayne was born at Lakeside, Washington,  Chelan County, June 8, 1925, to Bessie Mozell Reynolds Maitland and Philip Lesley Maitland.  He attended Chelan schools.  On June 5, 1943 Wayne joined the Navy and was discharged seaman 1st class May 19, 1946.

On January 12, 1947 Wayne married his high school sweetheart, Lillian Leyda.  They had two sons, Mike and Barry, and a daughter, Carol.  They lived for a short spell in Union Gap and Chelan before moving to Pateros in 1950.  Wayne worked in the orchards and drove fuel trucks for Ray Burgett before becoming Postmaster in July 1954.  Wayne enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating on the Columbia River and Lake Chelan and traveling.  After Wayne retired from the Post Office in 1981, he and Lillian had many good years traveling and seeing the wonders of the United States.  They always found pleasure with family and friends, old and new.

Wayne was proceeded in death by his wife Lillian, parents, step-father Gordon Sines, sister Anna and brother Birchel.  He is survived by his sons Barry and Mike, daughter Carol Rowland, 5 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

A family gathering is being planned.